I just post what I see……Looks like Summer today. Full T-shirt/shorts weather. Bugs are starting to pop in numbers. The flows are back up after the cloudy and cooler temps. 628cfs this morning. Green color…..very fishy looking. March brown mays, BWOs, and the occasional Caddis (in two sizes). The risers don’t like to go to work in these flows, but if you sharp eyed, they are lurking back under the bushes. Some require a nearly impossible drift. My newest protege worked for about a month to hook a 20 inch Brown troutski. It was a fine example of butter love. (Pic to follow.). Many fisherman would feel thwarted and wander on for a fish that can be caught. My newest student has been fly fishing since Nov. The majority of fishers of any age do not have the patience to spend time stalking a wild fish. That is what I teach. Anybody can catch truck trout……there is no challenge to it….consumers just want a fish, connoisseurs want the best,….after they earn it. To catch this fish, it required sitting and watching for days. He charted the fishes daily feeding schedule, also monitored the bugs appearance times and type and stage. He learned a new cast to deliver the fly, and perfected his drift. His approach to the fish slowed way down, and made fewer drifts overall to hook up.The fish rose twice to his fly, but he missed it both times. Altogether, this performance warranted his promotion to fish team 6, and player of the year award! The ability to catch the impossible fish doesn’t come overnight, you have to work for it. When you decide to chase your impossible fish, let me know and we’ll get started………..

About Bigflyguideservice

Full time fly fishing guide on the Truckee River and other California state waters. Smaller stream techniques as well as switch rod instruction. 40 years experience fly fishing. Catch and release only.
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1 Response to MAY/Summer……

  1. Trace Pesavento says:


    Great post. I miss fishing with you. Glad you found a protege and sounds like he is patient.

    I am still dealing with back problems. I had surgery in April and got worse in May. Funny thing, the doctor said just to wait it out and hopefully I will get better. No end in sight.

    I miss our conversations on the water. Hopefully I can be back up there by September.

    Anyway I hope you are doing well and have a great summer.

    Take care Your fishing friend Trace.

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